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  • The Chinaman

  • By: Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by: Russell Boulter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200

Jungle-skilled, silent, and lethal, he had killed for the Viet Cong and then for the Americans. He had watched helpless as his two eldest daughters were raped and killed by Thai pirates. Now, all that was behind him. Quiet, hard-working, and unassuming, he was building up his South London take-away business - until the day his wife and youngest daughter were murdered by an IRA bomb. That was when the Chinaman, denied justice, decided on revenge...and went back to war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New to Stephen Leather

  • By Glynn on 02-01-10

Another Stephen Leather Masterpiece.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-12-18

Stephen Leather has you once again clinging to your headphones in this, slow to get going, brilliant piece of writing. Once past the 1st couple of chapters there is a roller coaster ride if emotions. He hooks you like a trout, plays with your emotions then swaps to a more sedate section as if playing the trout. I found myself, inadvertently, holding my breath at points. At one point I'd thought I would listen for an hour before sleep but 4 hours later I was still hanging on to his every sentence like a school boy getting his first love letter. A brilliant Audio book, highly recommended listening.

  • First Response

  • By: Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,091
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,003
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,000

From best-selling writer Stephen Leather comes an utterly addictive all-action thriller in which a huge terrorist threat to the capital can only be stopped by one man. From the best-selling author of the Spider Shepherd and Jack Nightingale series comes First Response, the utterly addictive new thriller by Stephen Leather. London is under siege. Nine men in suicide vests primed to explode hold hostages in nine different locations around the city, and are ready to die for their cause.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning and so expertly narrated. Oh the pace

  • By Gavingks on 14-03-16

Absolutely Brilliant!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-18

Well what can I say, it's another bestseller by Stephen Leather, he gets hold of you and just doesn't let go. I started to listen to this about 11 p.m. and before I knew it, it was 4:45 a.m. it is exceptionally well read/voice acted. The voices are very believable.
Now if I said there may be a twist in the tale or there may not be a twist in the tale...I can't really say either way because it would spoil it for you. This would make a fantastic film and I would be very surprised if a film producer didnt pick it up. It is exceptionally well written and exceptionally well performed. I don't often give 5 Stars for all 3 i.e Overall, Performance and Story, but I have on this. Even though I know the ending I've started to listen to it again yet only finished it 12 hours ago. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK.

  • First Man In

  • Leading from the Front
  • By: Ant Middleton
  • Narrated by: Ant Middleton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,006
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,375
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,358

No one is born a leader. But through sheer determination and by confronting life’s challenges, Ant Middleton has come to know the meaning of true leadership. In First Man In, he shares the core lessons he’s learned over the course of his fascinating, exhilarating life. Special forces training is no walk in the park. The rules are strict, and they make sure you learn the hard way, pushing you beyond the limits of what is physically possible. There is no mercy. Even when you are bleeding and broken, to admit defeat is failure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible book. Strong, powerful and inspiring

  • By Amazon Customer on 13-07-18

TERRIBLY READ.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-18

Story was me, me, me. what a waste of a credit. He may be a nice man but what a patronising read.
If a voice actor had read it, it may have come over Better but Ant you ruin a good autobiography by your way of reading as if your learning lines. Sorry Ant but it's so monotone I struggled through it.

  • Spider Shepherd: SAS

  • By: Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266

This collection of stories goes back to Dan “Spider” Shepherd’s SAS days, and the missions that shaped him. From his training in the welsh hills and the jungles of Belize, through to his early missions in Sierra Leone and the Middle East, these nine stories chart his rise through the SAS, and his involvement with the elite Sabre Squadron. Along with his comrades Jimbo, McKay and Geordie, Spider puts his life on the line on active duty…and sows the seeds of his future career.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Awful

  • By Simon Wagman on 18-06-17

A TRUE SENSE OF WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE IN S.A.S

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-16

A real page turner as it were. I was in the Regiment but before middle east and it's as if a log of his work had been written daily. brilliant Book. well narrated too.

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  • The Complete Audio Holy Bible

  • New American Standard Bible (NASB)
  • By: Made for Success Inc.
  • Narrated by: Dale McConanchie
  • Length: 74 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

The New American Standard Bible is one of the most accurate translations of the scriptures. Let professional voice artist Dale McConachie, narrator of over 100 audiobooks, take you on a journey through God’s Word, where you will discover His holiness, love, power, mercy, and grace. Do you often feel you’re too busy to sit down and read the Bible, yet you know you need time with God? Well now you can hear from God from virtually anywhere with this digital recording of the New American Standard Audio Bible.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • the Bible.

  • By Paul on 20-09-15

the Bible.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-09-15

If you could sum up The Complete Audio Holy Bible in three words, what would they be?

Too American

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

None

What about Dale McConanchie’s performance did you like?

No

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

No comment

Any additional comments?

The reader is blank with no real emotion to a Brilliant book. Didnt finish it because of the monosyllabic tone.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Running

  • The Autobiography
  • By: Ronnie O'Sullivan
  • Narrated by: David John
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 206

World snooker champion Ronnie O'Sullivan's first-volume autobiography Ronnie was a major best seller, acclaimed for its candour and insight into the life of a top sports star. In his second book, Ronnie reflects on how much of his life has been running away or running towards (often inadvisable) things.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • very enjoyable for fans of the Rocket.

  • By graham on 01-12-13

Too much about his court case

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-08-15

This is quite a good summary of Ronnies life and that is all it is, a summary, to much about his court case for access to his children and not enough about the real Ronnie. its is compulsive read though.

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  • Six Degrees of Assassination: An Audible Drama

  • By: M J Arlidge
  • Narrated by: Andrew Scott, Freema Agyeman, Hermione Norris, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,719
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,588
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,585

On a sullen, cloudy July day ten years since 7/7, the happy, confident and optimistic British Prime Minister is visiting a charity in East London. It’s just two months after the general election which saw John Campbell's government returned to power with a clear majority, the economy is on the mend and the coalition is fast becoming a bad memory. Suddenly, a man appears out of the crowd and shoots him three times in the chest.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Shame - could have been so much better

  • By Chris on 24-12-15

An edge of the seat drama

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-02-15

Would you listen to Six Degrees of Assassination: An Audible Drama again? Why?

Yes. I am now listening to it for the 2nd time. Well acted and it grabs you by the collar and drags one along on a great ride. Both as a thriller and politics which the latter under normal circumstances doesn't interest me at but not this.

What did you like best about this story?

Some books, drama's are, to use a silly metaphor, blah blah blah action blah blah blah action..this is blah action blah action action action blah action action.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Without giving the plot away the initial search for the shooter.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The breakdown of a marriage for ones duty.

Any additional comments?

Bed side scene's a bit over acted and mushy quote "what they have done to my beautiful husband" beautiful wife maybe but husband..nah